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Panama Canal Authority postpones planned price increase

  The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that it will postpone price increases on canal transit fees which were due to come into effect today. The announcement follows a joint letter sent by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA), and European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA), expressing concerns over the speed

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Canada renews measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales

  OTTAWA -The Southern Resident killer whale is an icon of Canada’s pacific coast and this endangered species has an important cultural significance for Indigenous peoples and coastal communities in British Columbia (B.C.). The Government of Canada has taken strong, consistent action to protect and restore its population and will continue to do so. For the third consecutive year, it will

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New Zealand to phase out livestock exports

  New Zealand’s agriculture minister Damien O’Connor announced the country will cease the export of livestock by sea following a transition period of up to two years. “At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high standards of animal welfare. We must stay ahead of the curve in a world where

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Quebec business community seeks immediate Ottawa intervention in Montreal port conflict

  MONTRÉAL – The Association du camionnage du Québec, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM), the Conseil du patronat du Québec (CPQ), the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ), the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), and the Manufacturiers et Exportateurs du Québec (MEQ) are extremely concerned about the impact of weeks of uncertainty at the Port of Montreal. Now that a strike

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Joint letter urges the UK to establish international seafarer vaccination hub

  Nautilus International and the UK Chamber of Shipping have urged Maritime Minister Robert Courts MP to support establishing the UK as an international seafarer vaccination hub, where seafarers of all nationalities can access Covid-19 vaccines while their vessels are in ports around the UK. In a joint letter to the minister, Nautilus general secretary

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A word from the president on the labour dispute at the Port of Montreal

  The Port of Montreal: a part-time public service with significantly reduced capacity Created to cost-effectively meet the needs of importers and exporters, the Port of Montreal is a strategic infrastructure serving millions of Quebecers and other Canadians. Every year, $100 billion worth of goods pass through our facilities. That’s close to $275 million a day! That cargo includes goods that go to families in the

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Montreal dockers launch partial strike at Port of Montreal

  By Leo Ryan In a move strongly regretted by maritime employers , the union representing 1,125 longshoremen at the Port of Montreal announced that its members will cease working overtime indefinitely as of tomorrow. The decision plunging Canada’s second largest port into revived turmoil and provoking more cargo diversions followed the statement on Saturday

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Ever Given still stuck in Suez Canal (in French)

  Le porte-conteneurs Ever Given est toujours ancré dans le Great Bitter Lake en Égypte, des semaines après que les sauveteurs l’ont libérée des rives du canal de Suez – et il ne partira peut-être pas de sitôt. Le haut responsable de l’Autorité du canal de Suez (SCA) a déclaré la semaine dernière à une

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